Testing for leaks on pipework, Gas and water. Today, I’ve got a new tool. I’ve got a new Monument Dry Test Kit. What we do with this is, this is for, if we want to test pipe work before we put water in it. We can pump it up with a foot pump, and we pressurise it. You can pressurise it. You can do gas, water, test the pipe work before you fill it up. What I’ve actually bought this for, I’ve got a job where I’ve got a blockage, some 10 mil pipe.
What I’m going to do is I’m going to connect this to the 10 mil, put a reducer in there, connect it to 10 mil, and I’m going to pump it up, and I’m going to try and see if I can unblock it. The good thing with a pressure gauge is that I can see how much pressure I’m putting in because obviously I don’t want to blow any fittings off. So what I do is, I would connect some piping to this, and we’ll pump it up, and we’ll see how it works. So, we’ll cut a bit of 15 mil copper. If pushed that into there now. We’ll put a stop-end on it. Then, what we’re going to do is I’m just going to pump it up and show you how it works.
We’ve pumped up now to three bar. If you have this on a system now, you can leave this on a system overnight or for a few days. If the system is drained down, you can pump it up like this and check to make sure you’ve got no leaks before you put any water into the system.
So, that’s your Monument Dry Pressure Test Kit. If you’ve got one of these, if you’ve been using them for a while, I’d be really interested in some feedback from it, so if you could add any comments below, that would be great. I’ll let you know how I’ll get on with my blockage on Monday. Thanks for watching.